This Day in History for 9th October (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 194 of 194

1958 - Israeli navy inaugrates its 1st submarine
1958 - NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
1958 - NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton
1960 - Cowboy QB Eddie LeBaron throws shortest touchdown pass (2")
1961 - NY Yankees beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 58th World Series
1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961 - US members of communist party obliged to report themselves to Police
1961 - Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1961 - Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 - World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
MLB Pitcher Whitey FordMLB Pitcher Whitey Ford 1962 - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
1962 - Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
1963 - Landslide into Vaiont Dam empties lake, kills 3-4,000 (Italy)
1963 - British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
1963 - Dam in Piave valley Italy, breaks' about 2,000 die
1963 - French air force gets 1st nuclear weapons
1963 - Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000
1965 - 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
1965 - Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
1966 - Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
1966 - Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
1968 - Government seizes oil fields in Peru
1968 - WKMU TV channel 21 in Murray, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed
1969 - Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
1970 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971 - Japanese emperor Hirohito visits Netherlands
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 - "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances
1973 - 1st general striking in Luxembourg since 1942
1973 - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal
1973 - Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors
1974 - Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)
1974 - Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
1974 - Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
1975 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei SakharovNuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov 1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
1976 - "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
1976 - Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on debut NZ v Pak Javed 1st wkt
1976 - Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
1976 - Yanks 1st AL Championship game, beat Royals 4-1
1977 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
1977 - Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock
1977 - Yanks rally for 3 in 9th & beat Royals 5-3 for pennant #31
Country singer Dolly PartonCountry singer Dolly Parton 1978 - 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle & Don Williams wins
1978 - John Kander & Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom," premieres in NYC
1979 - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford Conn
1980 - 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
1980 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz
1981 - Abolition of capital punishment in France.
1982 - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
1983 - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space
1985 - "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 198 perfs
1985 - Central Park's Strawberry Fields, dedicated
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - "Phantom of the Opera" premeires in London
1986 - Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals
1986 - Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
1987 - Japanese bank buys "Lady McGill" stamp for $1,100,000
1988 - 17% vote extremely-right Flemish Block in Belgium
1988 - Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
1989 - 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
1989 - 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
1989 - Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newstands
1989 - 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
1990 - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1990 - Radio stations around world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 1990 - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1991 - "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 perfs
1991 - Bush declares "total confidence" in nominee Clarence Thomas
1991 - San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
1991 - Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1992 - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY
1992 - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1994 - Austrian parliamentary election (23% extreme-right)
1994 - Darmstadtium (element 110) created in Darmstadt, Germany
1996 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997 - ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
1997 - Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico
1997 - NC's Dean Smith winningest college basetball coach retires
1997 - NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
1997 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo
1999 - The last flight of the SR-71.
2001 - Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
2006 - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
2007 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.
2009 - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
2012 - 25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel
2012 - Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics
2013 - 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
2013 - Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 217

1934 - Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
1934 - Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
1935 - Don[ald] McCullin, British photographer
1935 - Edward GNPP, English prince/duke of Kent
1935 - Jules Croiset, Dutch actor (Help, Doctor Verzuipt!)
1935 - Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)
1935 - Paul J M Beers, Dutch actor (Mother Courage & Her Children)
1936 - Brian Blessed, Mexborough, Yorkshire, English actor (King Arthur, High Road to China)
1937 - Pat Burke, rocker (Foundations)
1938 - Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
1939 - O V Wright, rocker
1939 - Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
1940 - Gordon J Humphrey, (Sen-R-NH, 1979- )
1940 - Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe PepitoneMLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone (1940) 1940 - Joe Pepitone, Brooklyn New York, MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees)
1940 - John Winston Ono Lennon, Liverpool UK, musician and member of The Beatles (Imagine), (d. 1980)
1941 - Trent Lott, (Rep-R-MS, 1973- )
1941 - Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span
1941 - Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
1942 - Shukri Ghanem, Vienna Austria, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), (d. 2012)
1943 - Mike Peters, American cartoonist
1944 - John Entwistle, London, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O'Riley)
1944 - Nona Hendryx, R & B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)
1945 - Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
1945 - Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
1945 - Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
1947 - France Gall, French singer
1947 - William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
1947 - Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
1948 - Dave Samuels, vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1948 - Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)
1949 - Shep Messing, Israel, soccer goal tender (NY Cosmos)
1950 - Gary Frank, Spokane WA, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon)
1950 - Mick Malone, cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14)
1950 - Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1950 - Brian Downing, former baseball player
1951 - Richard Chaves, Jacksonville FL, actor (Cease Fire, Predator)
1951 - Robert Wuhl, Union NJ, actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam)
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon OsbourneMusic Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne (1952) 1952 - Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, music manager, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne (X-Factor, America's Got Talent)
1953 - Hank Pfister, Bakersfield Cat, tennis star
1953 - Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)
1954 - Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)
1955 - Linwood Boomer, Vancouver, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie)
1955 - Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
1957 - Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)
1957 - Don Garber, American sports commissioner
1958 - Michael Pare, American actor
1958 - Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
1959 - Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1961 - Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)
1961 - Jean Sagal, Los Angeles California, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
1961 - Liz Sagal, Los Angeles California, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2)
1961 - Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
1961 - Julian Bailey, British racing driver
1962 - Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
1964 - Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
1964 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director
1966 - Mike Williams, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1966 - Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur
1966 - David Cameron, British politician
1967 - Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canada, tennis player/actress (Spring Fever)
1967 - Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)
1967 - Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)
1967 - Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
1969 - Charles Jordan, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1969 - Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1969 - P.J. Harvey, English musician
1970 - Annika Sorenstam, Stockholm Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open)
1970 - Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)
1970 - Oleg Kryazhev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1970 - Park Sang-min, South Korean actor
1971 - Pete Mitchell, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
1972 - Maurice Kelly, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972 - Roman Oben, tackle (NY Giants)
1972 - Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor
1973 - A J Ofodile, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Alexey Trochshinskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1973 - Brandon Pollard, Richmond VA, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Dexter McCleon, cornerback (St Louis Rams)
1973 - Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
1973 - Erin Daniels, American actress
1973 - Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
1973 - Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
1974 - Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1974 - Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1974 - Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor
1975 - Mahendra Nagamootoo, cricketer (Guyanese leg-spinner)
1975 - Mark Viduka, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1975 - Sean Ono Lennon, New York USA, John & Yoko's Son
1976 - Rebecca Darrington, Gillette Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1997)
1976 - Nick Swardson American actor
1977 - Lee San San, Miss Hong Kong Universe (1997)
1977 - Brian Roberts, American baseball player
1978 - Randy Spelling, Los Angeles California, actor (Sean Richards-Sunset Beach)
1978 - Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
1978 - Juan Dixon, American basketball player
1979 - Ashley Anderson, Miss Delaware Teen USA (1996)
1979 - Lydia Jane Lipscombe, Christchurch NZ, breastroker (Olympics-96)
1979 - Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 108 of 108

2005 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
2006 - Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
2006 - Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
2007 - Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
2008 - Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
2011 - Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)
2012 - Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
2013 - Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77

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